Things to do in and around Cambridge and Lake Karapiro........

  • Kayak tours or for hire
  • Jetboat rides
  • Cycle/walkways 
  •  Trout fishing is world class.
  • Night Glow-worm Kayak trips
  • Mt Maungatautari bird sanctuary
  • Movie Theater
  • Cafes
  • Boutique shops
  • Museum
  • Velodrome
  • Art Galley

Day trips within an hour of Karapiro Willows.....

Planning a few days stay with us offers you the opportunity to explore a diversity of scenery and activities without having to pack up that suitcase and move on each day! Check out just how central we are to both the East and West coasts, Hamilton, Rotorua and Waitomo, all within an hours drive!

 Along the Te Waihou walkway to the Blue Springs, Putaruru, you will discover water so pure and clean that it produces a beautiful blue colour while being virtually clear, filtered over 100 years. 30mins from Karapiro

Hamilton, 30 minutes from Karapiro, is well known for its beautiful gardens 

Visiting Hamilton Gardens and Zoo

The Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls, 10 minute walk through native bush, follows the Pakoka River, two viewing platforms of the plunging falls. Just over an hour from Karapiro

Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls: Raglan area, Waikato region

An hours drive from Karapiro will take you the Beautiful black sand beach of Raglan on the west coast, with art galleries, cafes or the famous fish and chips on the wharf. Sun sets are magnificent.

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Check out the beach and walk up Mt Maunganui overlooking the surf beach. The Thermal salt water hot pools at the base of the Mount are truly divine. Great day trip from Karapiro.

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Waitomo Glowworm caves, black water rafting, cave abseiling. One hour from Karapiro

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Visit Hobbiton Movie set where Peter Jackson created the outdoor set for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton movie series. We are only 20 minutes from Hobbiton.

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Rotorua - Maori Cultural experience, thermal attractions, Luge/Gondola  and amazing Lake district, just an hours drive from Karapiro.

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